Chinese video site wants to get rid of 'taxi teams'

Chinese video site wants to get rid of 'taxi teams'

World August 30, 2018 14:00

beijing - Drivers who work via Chinese taxi apps have broadcast images of unsuspecting passengers live via the internet. A Chinese video site is now taking action against such practices and is forbidding the drivers from making such clips from customers any longer, according to the South China Morning Post newspaper.

The filming directors may try to make extra money. They get paid for the transport of passengers, but can also get a kind of tips from viewers. Because streamers compete each other fiercely online, according to the newspaper some people go very far to lure internet users to their channel.

In one case, a man who presented himself as a driver of a taxi app let his viewers talk about which female customer he had to pick up. The streamer then sent out images showing how he asked his passenger questions about her age, work and other subjects. The number of viewers on his channel increased rapidly from 1,000 to 20,000. In the chat room, the flat notes about the woman rained.

In China there was commotion after reporting on such film practices on video site Huya, the Chinese answer to Twitch. That company is now in action and says that drivers 'are not allowed to stream live any form of interaction with their passengers. 'Violators can look forward to strong measures, Huya promises.

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